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Nov 27, 2004, 01:58 PM
 
I booted into OS 9 recently, and for some reason the Finder labels are all messed up - bizarre colours and daft nonsensical names.

Which pref file holds this info so I can delete it? The Finder prefs file doesn't work, so I must assume it's something else.
     
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Nov 27, 2004, 02:30 PM
 
Try rebuilding the desktop file by holding down Option and Command when booting up.
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Nov 27, 2004, 02:35 PM
 
Originally posted by Lateralus:
Try rebuilding the desktop file by holding down Option and Command when booting up.
It's been such a long time since I've used 9 that I'd forgotten that old favourite.
     
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Nov 27, 2004, 03:04 PM
 
Unfortunately that didn't work.

Hmph
     
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Nov 28, 2004, 03:17 AM
 
Something changed your filenames? Is there any chance you got a Mac virus somehow?

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Nov 28, 2004, 07:18 AM
 
Originally posted by Big Mac:
Something changed your filenames? Is there any chance you got a Mac virus somehow?
The filenames look like random letters, such as when you open a .jpg in a text editor.
     
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Nov 30, 2004, 04:09 PM
 
Code:
System Folder:Preferences:Finder Preferences
Trash that file and see what happens.
     
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Nov 30, 2004, 05:40 PM
 
Originally posted by bradoesch:
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System Folder:Preferences:Finder Preferences
Trash that file and see what happens.
I tried that one, and still no luck.
     
   
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